Deputy Director & Vice President for Research


NSF solicitation cross-cutting CISE and GEO due November 1st

Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI): Elements and Framework Implementations
Program Solicitation NSF 19-548

Main webpage with link to recent webinar and previous awards:

"The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) is interested in the following research fields: atmospheric and geospace science, earth science, ocean science, and polar science. The directorate welcomes proposals that focus on the development and implementation of advanced cyber-infrastructure tools and methodologies that:

Are capable of real- and near-real-time archiving and manipulation of sensor and other field-based data, including experimental and/or simulation data; ...

Encourage the development or reuse of computational techniques (e.g., high-performance distributed computing, machine learning, cloud computing, data mining, etc.) to stimulate data enabled science through enhanced large-scale simulations and analysis of large volumes of data."

Machine Learning Bootcamp at WHOI October 21-23, 2019

We invite experienced Python programmers to attend a 3 day intensive introduction to machine learning, October 21 - 23, 2019 in Clark 507. Questions, clarifications, or requests for exception should be discussed with Carl Kaiser ( x3269) Apply here:

What is Informatics?

Informatics can be described as the science and technologies that transform data into information and knowledge. Informatics is more than computer science or information technology. It refers to the structures, behavior and interactions of systems that store, process, and communicate information. Examples of domain-specific informatics include: Bioinformatics, Biodiversity informatics, Geoinformatics, and Social informatics. The science and technologies of Ocean informatics are now emerging, with many examples shown here in the Projects tab on this webpage.

Ocean Informatics at WHOI

Phase 2 of Ocean Informatics at WHOI began in 2013 and has several strategic goals (see Phase 2 page). The Ocean Informatics advisory group currently consists of Stace Beaulieu (coordinator of the group, in Biology Dept.), Danie Kinkade (Biology), Joe Futrelle (IS), and Lisa Raymond (Co-Director MBLWHOI Library). Please feel free to contact any member of the group with questions. Also, please contact us if you are interested in joining the advisory group.

Phase 1 was active from 2009-2013, led by a 4-person Ocean Informatics Working Group. This Working Group recommended a strategy and an action plan to build a robust data informatics infrastructure at WHOI. Thanks to a modest budget provided by the WHOI directorate alongside synergistic staff resources provided by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), the group achieved its initial core mission of initiating and expanding a basic Ocean Informatics infrastructure at WHOI. The group and partners brought in external support, established new collaborations, and produced a suite of software tools along with other accomplishments detailed in a final report (see Phase 1 page).

Last updated: October 7, 2019